Lotus Cars Australia has announced local pricing and specification for the first model in the new Emira sports car range. Priced from $184,990 plus on-road costs, the 2022 Lotus Emira V6 First Edition will offer the highest standard spec of any Emiras in the world. The sole engine option for now is a 298kW supercharged 3.5-litre V6 engine, which should provide plenty of punch for Australian drivers when the first cars arrive in July 2022. 

2022 Lotus Emira V6

Lee Knappett, CEO, Lotus Cars Australia, commented: “The Emira is an exciting car in so many ways. It is the last and most accomplished internal combustion engine sports car Lotus will ever make. It appeals to a much broader buyer group than any previous Lotus and does so without sacrificing the hallmarks that the automotive world has come to expect from a Lotus – striking design, thrilling dynamic performance, best-in-class ride and handling, outstanding aerodynamics and an unrivalled experience ‘For The Drivers’.

Under the bonnet of the 2022 Lotus Emira First Edition is a 298kW/420Nm 3.5-litre supercharged petrol V6 engine that’s mated to either a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic transmission. The 0-100km/h sprint is covered in just 4.3 seconds and the top speed is a claimed 290km/h.

2022 Lotus Emira V6

Standard equipment on the 2022 Lotus Emira V6 First Edition includes diamond cut 20-inch alloy wheels, heated 12-way electrically adjustable seats with driver’s memory functionality, climate control, cruise control, keyless start, heated and electric-folding mirrors, all-LED lighting, a 10.25-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a 340W KEF sound system and a 12.3-inch digital driver’s cluster. 

Australian-spec cars will also offer a number of items that are optional for other markets, including the ‘Lower Black Pack’ with gloss black lower exterior detailing, the ‘Driver’s Pack’ with either tour suspension with Goodyear Eagle F1 Supersport tyres or sport suspension with Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres, the ‘Design Pack’ with privacy glass, spots pedals, a suede headliner, coloured bark callipers and footwell mats and the ‘Convenience Pack’ with front parking sensors, a reversing camera, auto wipers, auto-dimming mirrors and rear luggage storage net.

The six available colours for the 2022 Lotus Emira V6 First Edition are ‘Seneca Blue’, ‘Magma Red’, ‘Hethel Yellow’, ‘ Dark Verdant’, ‘Shadow Grey’ and ‘Nimbus Grey’. More colours will be available for non-First Edition cars during 2022. Interior options include red, black, grey and tan Nappa leather, as well as black suede with either red, yellow or grey stitching. 

2022 Lotus Emira V6

Lotus Emira pricing (plus on-road costs): 

  • V6 First First Edition: $184,990


  • Six-speed automatic gearbox: $4,000
  • Black pack: $2,999
  • Coloured suede steering wheel: $999
  • Coloured leather steering wheel: $999
  • Homelink garage opener: $499
  • Scorpion vehicle tracker: $1,199
2022 Lotus Emira V6

The first Australian deliveries of the 2022 Lotus Emira V6 First Edition are expected to commence in July 2022, while other Emira models will arrive early in 2023. 

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